The majority of people might think teenage crash rates are high because of texting and driving; however, several causes of these young driver wrecks are from sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation will cause teenagers to possess a “strong tendency toward brief mental lapses” which “greatly increase the risk” of car crashes and accidents (Wahlstrom 31). Teenagers have an increasing number of wrecks from sleep deprivation every day. The more sleep they receive from starting school later, the more likely the teenagers would arrive at school safely with no car crashes. “When you are sleep deprived, you are as impaired as driving with a blood alcohol content of .08%, which is illegal for drivers in many states” (National Sleep Foundation).
Illicit drugs alter the mood and mind without solving the problems that the teen has. Use of illegal drugs usually only cause problems worse than the original problem. Sometimes to be able to stay up at night to do work teens will take pills or do drugs that give long-lasting energy but dries them out when it stops working and then they're not able to function because the sleepiness has overwhelmed the teen. The most common drugs in teens is marijuana which causes panic attacks and the caffeine in the drugs raises blood pressure levels. Then that's when teens turn to unhealthy eating habits because they are depressed and when a teen depressed either they're going to eat too much or eat too little.
56% of students considered homework as a primary source of stress. This is important information because of it clear that homework is causing worry for most students. In the piece “Homework vs. Sleep: A Cause of Stress in Teens (And Younger Kids)” by Craig Canapari MD, it was reported about 15% of juniors and seniors had more than two hours of homework per night. Canapari also pointed to a study finding 90% of teenagers are not getting enough sleep due to too much homework. This is significant because teenagers need sleep for their growth and development.
These days social media is taking the world by storm; people all around the world, no matter what age group, use it. We use social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat as a way to share and communicate with each other, and these media are also really useful to search for information and are a vital part of our life. However, research has shown the extreme use of social media may also cause some serious negative effects on our physical and mental health. paragraph 1 People these days are heavy users of social media, and it is causing them to have mental health problems, such as anxiety and psychological distress. According to Anxiety UK researcher Terri Torevell, “the pressures from technology act as a tipping point, making people feel more insecure and more overwhelmed.” Teenagers, some of whom browse the Internet for as much as 9 hours a day, are most vulnerable to becoming overwhelmed and so have higher rates of anxiety and depression.
Do teenagers have a better work performance in later times than in early times? I'm pretty sure most teenagers hate getting up for school.Most teenagers have trouble waking up and leaving their comfortable beds just to wake up early for school.Not getting enough sleep can lead to mad tempers and poor performance in class and here is why. Early school times prevent many adolescents from getting the sleep they need.It is more difficult for teenagers to go to sleep earlier in the evening than it is for younger kids.As a result,when it is time to wake up for school the teenager’s body thinks it is still in the middle of the night and hasn’t had enough sleep to feel restarted.Teenagers who do not get enough sleep night after night carry a significant risk of emotional and behavioral problems such as irritability and decision making; and lower overall performance in everything from academics to
Almost 40% of high schools start class before 8:00AM which can lead to sleep deprivation in teens. A normal middle or high school student is lucky to get 6-7 hours of sleep when they should be getting 8-10 hours each night. About 30% of students report falling asleep in class at least once a week according to time.com (page 1). For a long time lots of parents have tried to get a later start to the school day for teenagers, but so far most of them have not been successful. It is obvious that later start times would correct a lot of problems and help people pay more attention in
“The CDC’s recommendations come a year after the American Academy of Pediatrics urged schools to adjust start times so more kids would get the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of nightly rest. Both the CDC and the pediatricians’ group cited significant risks that come with lack of sleep, including higher rates of obesity and depression and motor-vehicle accidents among teens as well as an overall lower quality of life” (Richmond). Consequently this causes emotional instability as well as other sleep related facts due to teens not being able to get enough sleep. “According to most sleep experts, most adolescents need about 9 hours of sleep per night. Today nearly 2/3 get under 8, and 2/5 get under 6 hours of sleep per night” (School Start Later.
Besides, the smartphone create the problem with the time. Nowadays, most of teenagers are student, so they cannot able to manage their time wisely if there are addict to the smartphone. The teenagers especially boy’s student addicts play online game on the smartphones until midnight. The effect of this situation, some of them have insomnia and weight loss so, the students cannot get enough energy and will sleepy in the class. This will disturb their study.
Adults are becoming concerned about the loss of social skills among them. Addiction With the Internet being ever so accessible and popular, Internet addiction has become a serious problem among young people. This kind of addiction includes addiction to social media, Internet pornography, and especially online gaming. Addiction leads to youth being less social, and can have a negative effect on the body and mind because of the excessive amount of time spent in front of the screen. Education Prior to the Internet, doing research for a school assignment or homework was more difficult.